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Volunteer Staff

The Appleton Library relies on regular volunteer staff to ensure we are open twenty-one hours a week, including two evenings.  Without the support of our committed volunteers, this vital community resource could not continue. 

Please consider volunteering for a shift or portion of a shift.  Ask our staff or give us a call at 207-785-5656.

Gifts to the Library

The Appleton Library is primarily financed by contributions, grants, and special events, with some funding from the Town of Appleton. Please consider donating to Appleton Library, a 501(c)3 entity, All donations are tax deductible.

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2020 Events

All in-person events are suspended until further notice 

As part of our phased re-opening plan, the Appleton Library will be open for in-person visits on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Before visiting the library, please review these COVID-19 guidelines.

We are still offering curbside pickup! Requested items will be ready to pick up on Tuesdays from 10 am-noon, Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm depending on when the request is made. 

You can request items using the Curbside request form, emailing, or calling the library at 207-785-5656.  

Items can be returned in the blue drop box outside the library entrance. Any overdue fees will be waived.

Click Here for other Community Events happening at the library!

**Library sponsorship of, or permission to hold, any meeting, presentation or other use of any facility does not mean that the library supports, endorses, or advocates any view expressed therein.**

Library Services

2020 marks the 10th year we have been serving the Appleton community from our new building!

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to support the library in carrying out it's mission.

Donations can be made by mail or online.

 New Hours (fall 2020)

Tues:   Curbside Pickup

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thur: Curbside Pickup

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Sat:   10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Book Sales
Peruse our ongoing Book Sale tables.  Our selection is ever changing.  Prices for the new and gently used books are: $2-hard cover, $1-paperback, and 50¢ for small books. This remains our most frequent and consistent fundraising event.
Please consider donating new books or gently used books to our collection and Book Sales table.  Drop off your donation at our Circulation Desk.  We will provide a donation receipt upon request.

Our Mission
The Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library provides free library services for all members of our community, offering print and non-print materials, computer access, literary programs for children and adults, and facilities for educational, charitable, cultural and artistic endeavors thereby encouraging a love of reading and learning for all.

Mildred Stevens Williams

Memorial Library

2916 Sennebec Road 

Appleton, ME  04862     


2916 Sennebec Road, Appleton, Maine  04862       207-785-5656

News & Events

Special Announcements

The Appleton Library proudly offers a large variety of books, movies, audiobooks, and reference materials for Adults, Juniors, and Young Children.  

Click the above link to view the Appleton Library Collection.  First time users, you will be prompted to type in "Appleton Library."  No password is necessary.

Submit request for Curbside Pickup!

On Hold - request Interlibrary Loan

We offer:

  • Free access to
  • Collection of 10,000+ items
  • Maine Collection
  • Camden Conference Collections
  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Growing collection of periodicals
  • Children’s story hour
  • Summer reading program
  • DVDs, CDS and VHS tapes
  • Audiobooks
  • eBook & Audio Download
  • Activity Packs
  • American Girl doll and accessories
  • Telescope
  • Kindle
  • Public Computers, printer and copier
  • Seed catalogue
  • Appliance Electricity Monitors
  • Community Meeting Room for events
  • Community & Children’s Gardens
  • Community Jigsaw puzzle